Serious (but non-fatal) workplace injuries cost U.S. businesses $1.19 billion a week in workers’ compensation. What types of injuries contribute most to this $61.88 billion a year cost to employers?

The 2016 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index breaks down the top 10 causes of these disabling injuries:

  • Overexertion involving outside sources (injuries related to lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying or throwing objects): 24.4%, $15.08 billion
  • Falls on same level: 16.4%, $10.17 billion
  • Falls to lower level: 8.7%, $5.4 billion

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